Up to Youth
Up to Youth is a free course for young people under 35 years of age who want to start their own business.
Up To Youth courses, a format developed in 2013 in collaboration with YBI, focus on offering support for people who want to start a business. These courses are held in a variety of cities throughout Italy.
The course consists of three sessions lasting three hours each, offering an overview of the business world and the basics you need to start your own business. The following subjects are covered in the three sessions: Business Model Canvas, an essential tool for planning business strategy, corporate structure, models, company requirements and auditing basics. Local entrepreneurs are invited to speak during the sessions to tell students about their experience, first-hand.
People participating at the sessions have the benefit of the free assistance offered by MicroLab Mentors, professionals who help students complete their business plan and verify the hypotheses on which the business idea is based. MicroLab Mentors provide support for companies taking their first steps; they can also use the contacts and services offered Association’s network.
An innovative digital tool called My Business Plan is also put at their disposal to help plan economic activities. This tool was created exclusively for MicroLab by Accenture.
My Business Plan can be used to create a real business plan in less than two hours, with a description of the project, economic forecasts and flows. Based on the principles of e-learning, My Business Plan can be used by anyone to prepare their business plan, even if they don’t know how to use an electronic spreadsheet or have any accounting skills to draw up a final statement, walking them through a linear process.